Twenty wickets in a day's work for RSL-Colts

Chris Morton and his RSL-Colts side picked up outright points against Souths.  
Chris Morton and his RSL-Colts side picked up outright points against Souths. Photo: JOSH HEARD

ANYTHING you can do, I can do better.

That is the mentality building within RSL-Colts as they endeavour to win back the Whitney Cup title taken from them by Rugby least season.

On Saturday, as Rugby was wrapping up an outright victory over Newtown at No.3 Oval, over on No.1 Colts were in the process of taking 20 wickets in a day and taking maximum points from their match against Souths.

Having made 308 on day one, Colts went into the final day in a good position to take first innings points but fielding a restricted bowling attack nobody could have dreamed an outright was possible.

It took just 35 overs for them to run through the Hornets for the first time, with Tim Howarth taking four wickets, and Matt Saul and Greg Buckley two each as Souths succumbed for 82.

Half of those runs came from two players, with Toby Morgan making 23 and Adam Carr 18.

With 40 overs remaining in the day and a lead of 226, Colts had little hesitation in sending Souths back in and the wickets continued to fall.

Jack Wells fell to Howarth for five before Souths lost key players Nathan Finlay (5), Mick Daly (8), Tim Berry (4) and Matt Finlay (20) to be 5-48 after 20 overs.

Despite the best efforts of Williams Orr (13) and Shane Groen (10) the Hornets could offer little resistance late in the day, being bowled out for 82 with eight overs still to be played.

Young gun Will Wolter, who made 67 with the bat on day one, starred with the ball for Colts in the second innings, taking 5-14 from his eight overs, including a hat-trick, as six of the seven bowlers used by captain Chris Morton got among the wickets.

The most surprising of them was Jason Ryan, with the representative wicketkeeper coming out from behind the stumps to claim the wicket of Nathan Astri and end the match.


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